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Jan 22, 2017

Sri Lanka to tackle the dearth of trained construction technicians

The Ministry of Skills Development and Vocational Training has stepped in to evolve a long-term solution to the prevailing critical dearth of trained technicians in Sri Lanka’s construction industry.

In line with this move to tackle the growing problem, the ministry has taken measures to train construction technicians in Technical Training Centres countrywide. Technical Training Authority , Urban Development Authority and several other state institutions extended its assistance for the L training of new technical personnel to meet the country’s immediate requirements.

With the objective of accomplishing this mission, the the Ministry has launched launch an ambitious programme island-wide to provide vocational training free-of-charge to young boys and girls in the construction industry.

Another batch of 190 construction technicians who completed their training at Technical Training Centres in the Puttalam District received appointment letters and certificates to begin their career in several construction companies in the island at ceremony presided over by State Minister Palitha Range Bandara recently.

He disclosed that these workers will receive a monthly salary of Rs.50,000 each after completing their probation period in respective construction companies and it will be increased to Rs.75,000 considering their performances.

He stressed the need of implementing a crash programme to train workers for the construction sector to prevent the flooding of foreign workers in the country due to dearth of trained technicians in Sri Lanka’s construction industry,

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